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  • Prairie Ridge brushes aside Jacobs Sep 2, 2014 10:36 PM
    It was a night Jacobs girls volleyball coach Lisa Dwyer would like to forget ever happened. Sluggish and mistake-prone throughout the entire evening, the Golden Eagles were overpowered by Prairie Ridge 25-17, 25-18 in Fox Valley Conference action in Crystal Lake Tuesday night.

  • Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen claims county title Aug 30, 2014 9:25 PM
    Lauren Van Vlierbergen was tired of a being a runner-up. So the talented Jacobs senior did something about it. After finishing second the last 2 years, Van Vlierbergen easily claimed top honors at Saturday’s McHenry County girls cross country meet held at Crystal Lake’s Lippold Park Saturday.

  • Football Focus: Week One Preview Aug 28, 2014 4:02 PM
    The week in high school football is previewed in this Daily Herald video hosted by preps writer Joe Aguilar.

  • South Elgin edges Prairie Ridge for third place Jun 16, 2014 10:15 PM
    The best baseball season in South Elgin’s eight-year history concluded with a win Saturday. Barely. Prairie Ridge rallied for 2 runs in the top of the sixth inning and scored 2 more in the seventh before Storm junior reliever Austin Sayre induced a one-hopper back to the mound with the bases loaded to secure a 6-5 victory in the Class 4A third-place game Silver Cross Field.

  • Baseball’s Final Four? Anything can happen Jun 12, 2014 11:08 PM
    Playoff baseball in the Land of Lincoln remains the least predictable of all IHSA tournaments due to the unforgiving nature of its single-elimination format. A couple of traditional state powers always seem to reach the Final Four in Joliet, but so do a couple of surprise teams that coalesce at the right time, this year being no exception.

  • Jablonsky, Prairie Ridge jolt Mundelein Jun 9, 2014 10:10 PM
    For a high school baseball player, it doesn’t get any more “pinch-me-is-it-real” magical than what Timothy Jablonsky did on Monday night at Aviators Stadium in Rockford. His pinch-hit grand slam was the key blow as the Wolves ousted Mundelein 9-6 in a Class 4A supersectional.

  • Covers, Prairie Ridge deny Jacobs Jun 7, 2014 11:00 PM
    The second-best baseball season in Jacobs history ended Saturday. The second-best season in Prairie Ridge history continues. Prairie Ridge left-hander Austin Covers denied Jacobs consecutive sectional titles with a 4-1 victory in the Class 4A McHenry sectional championship game. Prairie Ridge (23-16) advances to Monday’s 6 p.m. Rockford Aviators supersectional against Mundelein (26-2), which defeated Libertyville 8-1 to win the Glenbrook South sectional.

  • Prairie Ridge shuts down Huntley Jun 4, 2014 11:43 PM
    Prairie Ridge pitcher Ben Cilano didn’t give Huntley many scoring opportunities in Wednesday’s 5-1 victory in a Class 4A McHenry sectional semifinal. The 6-foot-2 right-hander found himself in deep trouble only once.

  • Prairie Ridge powers past Lakes May 24, 2014 11:53 PM
    When Lakes' girls soccer team took the field Saturday, the Eagles were looking to build on a season in which they had already won the North Suburban Prairie Division championship and improved their record from last year. Lakes couldn't handle defending state runner-up Prairie Ridge, however, as the fourth-seeded Eagles fell 4-1 in a Class 2A regional final in Lake Villa.

  • Jacobs takes second at FVC meet May 20, 2014 9:06 PM
    Kallash Panchapakesan won the No. 1 singles championship and Kendrick Chong finished second at No. 2 singles Tuesday to lead Jacobs to a second-place finish at the Fox Valley Conference boys tennis tournament.

  • Grayslake North’s Booker streaks past FVC field May 16, 2014 11:13 PM
    If you blinked you missed Grayslake North standout sprinter Titus Booker. Booker sprinted past the field at Friday night’s Fox Valley Conference meet held at Crystal Lake Central, winning the 100 meters in 11.06 and the 200 in a clocking of 22.20. “I just ran with my heart tonight and it worked out very well,” said the talented Knights junior. “I knew it would be good competition tonight so I trained hard. I feel very confident going into the sectionals next week.” McHenry, led by junior distance standout Jesse Reiser, claimed the conference championship with a score of 103.50.

  • Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake S. for share of title May 13, 2014 8:39 PM
    When Crystal Lake South pushed back, Prairie Ridge pushed harder. The Gators scored twice early in the second half to cut a 2-goal halftime deficit to 1, but the Wolves answered with 3-straight goals to secure a 6-2 victory and a share of first place in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division. Both teams finished the regular season 5-1 in the conference.

  • Hampshire falls to Prairie Ridge in 9 May 9, 2014 9:54 PM
    As second-year coach Stacey Stepek tries to build a winning attitude within the Hampshire softball program, she also understands that even some losses can be beneficial. What Stepek wants more than anything is for her team to be competitive, especially when it plays established Class 4A programs, most specifically those in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division. So while the FVC Fox-leading Whip-Purs lost to Prairie Ridge 12-7 in nine innings in a league crossover Friday in Hampshire, Stepek’s postgame mood remained positive.

  • Jacobs implodes in 9th, falls to Prairie Ridge May 6, 2014 9:47 PM
    The Jacobs baseball team just couldn’t stop the bleeding Tuesday. The Golden Eagles allowed 7 runs in the top of the ninth inning as Prairie Ridge defeated Jacobs, 9-2, in nine innings in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action in Algonquin.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Dundee-Crown falls to Prairie Ridge Apr 30, 2014 9:55 PM
    Missed opportunities. Dundee-Crown, which had baserunners in six of the seven innings, left 10 on base in dropping an 8-3 decision to Prairie Ridge in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball action in Carpentersville Wednesday afternoon.

  • Cary-Grove outslugs Prairie Ridge Apr 23, 2014 9:56 PM
    There wasn’t the least bit of panic. After Prairie Ridge plated 4 runs in the first inning, Cary-Grove responded with 3 in the bottom of the inning on a 3-run homer by Lisa Semro that easily cleared the center field fence. In a game that featured a combined 18 runs, 21 hits and 9 errors, the Trojans were able to outslug the visiting Wolves 10-7 in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball contest in Cary Wednesday afternoon.

  • Prairie Ridge outlasts Jacobs Apr 21, 2014 9:11 PM
    In a closely contested game, any mistake can be costly. Jacobs found that out the hard way. Hindered by baserunning mistakes and shoddy defense, the Golden Eagles couldn’t overcome their miscues in a 3-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball loss to Prairie Ridge in Algonquin Monday afternoon.

  • Prairie Ridge stops Barrington’s home streak Apr 4, 2014 10:17 PM
    Prairie Ridge’s softball team ended Barrington’s 15-game winning streak at the Fields of Dreams with a 5-2 victory over the Fillies on Friday.

  • Jacobs outlasts Prairie Ridge Mar 4, 2014 11:25 PM
    It’s extremely rare after regional semifinal games to see opposing coaches address the winning team in their locker room. But there was a precedent for second-seeded Prairie Ridge coach Corky Card after Jacobs’ come-from-behind 55-46 Class 4A Crystal Lake Central win Tuesday night.

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